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Agent2Agent in 94115 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 14, 2011
Denise Lones answered:
Kylee,
Congratulations on thinking ahead to position yourself for success in this industry! Licensing laws vary from state to state, and my comments are based on my knowledge of Washington law … so you will want to double-check to verify what you can and can’t do in California.

Generally speaking, there are certain duties that licensed agents can do, certain duties that licensed assistants can do, and certain duties that unlicensed assistants can do. Undoubtedly, there are some task that you could handle for a successful broker in your area.

Most brokers would jump at the chance to have help at a reasonable cost. And you’re right – you’ll rarely see job openings like this. You will really have to create your own opportunity.

Almost everyone in your shoes would rely simply on email; I love that you want to approach someone in person at an open house. Unless you’re super aggressive or are interrupting an agent when they’re interacting with an open house visitor, this is unlikely to backfire on you.

You may also want to contact the managing broker (the one who oversees the agents in their office) and let him or her know what you are trying to accomplish. He or she can give you names of agents in the office who might be a good fit for what you’re trying to accomplish.

I love your initiative Kylee, and wish you the best of luck!
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